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MEALS ON WHEELS PLANS FUND-RAISER

April 1, 1998

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Meals on Wheels, an organization that delivers meals to homebound residents, is going into the fund-raising business.

The organization, which receives funding from the Kansas Department on Aging and from some of its clients, needs additional money to provide meals for an increasing number of people under age 60, said Christina Selk, Meals on Wheels board member.

``More of our clients are under 60, and we have more hospice clients, disabled adults and people who are terminally ill,'' she said.

The Friday fund-raiser will include a silent auction, Italian buffet and appearances by Flower the Skunk and the Easter Bunny.

The silent auction will be from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. There will be 25 handmade items available at the silent auction. Dinner will be from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. A drawing for a handmade quilt also will be held.

The event will be held in the Lawrence Memorial Hospital atrium. Organizers are hoping to raise $4,000, Selk said.

``That would cover all of our clients'' for the next year, she said.

Selk said Meals on Wheels, which has not held a fund-raiser before this year, plans on holding the event each year.

More than 100 people are expected to attend Friday's event.

Meals on Wheels, which has been in Lawrence for 27 years, serves about 60 meals a day, Mondays through Fridays. About 100 volunteers take turns delivering meals on different days. Meals are prepared at LMH.

-- Mike Dekker's phone message is 832-7187. His e-mail address is dekker@ljworld.com.

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